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Morris county, n.J., man sentenced to lengthy prison term for distributing videos of child sexual abuse over the internet



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2013


 

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Morris County, N.J., man was sentenced today in Camden federal court to 210 months in prison for distributing images and videos of child sexual abuse over the Internet, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

William Rensing, 46, of Lincoln Park, N.J., previously pleaded guilty to one count of an indictment charging him with distribution of child pornography. Rensing entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle, who also imposed the sentence today. Rensing has been in federal custody since his arrest.

According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court:

Law enforcement executed a search warrant at Rensing’s home on July 27, 2011, and seized a notebook computer that contained images and videos of child sexual abuse, including depictions of children as young as 6 years old. Rensing was arrested the same day. He later admitted in court that on March 25, 2011, he used peer-to-peer file-sharing software to share images and videos of child sexual abuse through the Internet.

The length of Rensing’s sentence is due in part to his prior conviction for sexual assault of a minor. In addition to the prison term, Judge Simandle sentenced Rensing to serve 10 years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Fishman praised special agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Andrew M. McLees in Newark, for the investigation, as well as detectives of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel V. Shapiro of the U.S. Attorney’s Office General Crimes Unit in Newark.

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Defense counsel: Sean McGovern Esq., Newark

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